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CplPunishment

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    1/48 Spitfires and Seafires, mostly.

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  1. Oo, exciting! If that's the case they're likely to stay in the stash. Cheers!
  2. Great thread guys, good info as always - especially re the details of the wing variations. Personally, if it's a slatted wing that can be posed open I'll be buying as soon as I can, and more than one. If it's another fenced variant I won't be - I have a Hasegawa Mk 4 and Italeri E in my stash both waiting for resin and I don't want another. I seriously hope there's sprue variants in the kit (just like XVIII rudder in the Mk XIV Spitfire kit, and the Hunter F6 and F4 wing). Fingers crossed!
  3. And I'll be most interested to see how yours turns out! Paul.
  4. Thanks. Yeah, a really good Mk XVIII would be fabulous. Or at least a Mk XVIII rudder would be a start. I'll keep my eye open for your finished Seafire. Paul.
  5. Yeah, I do touch up the images a bit. I'm really trying for a realistic image rather than touching up any flaws in my modeling work. And I'm no photographer, although there are a few 'tricks' to use. There's a description of how I do the photos on my website, here, if you're interested: http://www.vexillummilitaris.co.uk/?page_id=1299 Cheers, Paul.
  6. Thanks for the comments! Very kind words Chris, thank you. I was surprised with the notifications; thought this post was lost in the depths of time by now. Glad it's still of interest. Cheers, Paul.
  7. Very neat!! You should post some pics on to the Airfix site, I'm sure they'd be interested in seeing that line up. Very nice indeed. Paul.
  8. That's come out very well - you seem to have caught the look of a modern jet nicely. I have a couple yet to build and can only hope and aim for a similar look. Fabulous stuff!
  9. Fabulous model! Amazing work. But also a great choice of subject to read about. Thank you. Paul.
  10. Excellent! Thanks for posting! I can see I made a few mistakes - would do better next, I think. That shine, yes. I've seen it on a lot of Spitfires. I think the paint must have been quite glossy. There's often that shine, but still plenty of chipped paint, oil/fuel stains and blotchy camo even so. As if, despite fading and wear, they are still polished clean. I tried to get that look on Hellcat. Yet to try on Spitfire - most of them I build end up being very matt. Thanks again for posting the pic! Paul.
  11. Yeah! That's pretty cool. Nice job on the wing fold too. Most operational airframes seem to be very 'well used' so it's a bit of a surprise that the real thing is pristine. Interesting that you have a pic of the actual aircraft - are you able to post it here? I'd love to see it. And i'm envious of the base, it looks great too. I had a go at the same kit and subject a little while back. If you're interested here's my attempt -
  12. Actually, forgot to say... it's OOB except for the decals. The kit was so old that the decals had yellowed and curled so I bought replacements; Extradecal sheet X72103. The model wears the colours of B-57B 52-1574/H of the 71st BS, 38th BW Laon Air Base in France, 1957. Thanks for all the kind words. Paul.
  13. The old Airfix B-57 (with raised panel lines!). Made awhile ago but thought I'd share... First couple of photos are filtered to try and replicate a late 60s/early 70's photo. The ones below are unfiltered. Kit was made as a fast build, for grins, straight from the box. The main black scheme was applied with Chaos Black rattle can from Games Workshop, the rest is hand-brushed. In some of the photos is the Airfix Jeep. Unfiltered...
  14. I had a go at this recently. My results are here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234961102-148-airfix-supermarine-type-356-spitfire-f-mk-21-decals-on-mostly/ for the build and here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234998327-148-airfix-supermarine-type-356-spitfire-f-mk-21/ for inspection.Paul.
  15. That's what I've been trying to achieve, and I'm still trying. Love it. Great work!
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